You can primarily find text documents, still image documents and videos produced and co-produced by the Barcelona City Council.
The text document types include reports, books, municipal regulations, strategic plans, protocols, press packages and releases, circulars, instructions, articles of association, surveys, manuals and guides, budgets and accounts, government measures, etc.
The still image documents include collections of photographs on Barcelona’s urban evolution; the city’s urban ecology; the buildings, sculptures and monuments of Barcelona from 2015 onwards; sculptures and hearses from the Barcelona Cemeteries; photographs from local library collections; and photographs of various subjects.
The contents of the documents can be read, searched, linked, copied, clipped, embedded, printed, redistributed and reused, as long as this is allowed by the Creative Commons licence associated with the document. Each document is contained in a handle with the associated licence (User Conditions) and the field ‘More information about the rights of use’ with a link explaining exactly what the licence means.
Use the handle identifier on the document's handle and link it to the social media you are interested in.
You can enter the photographer's name in the repository search engine at the top righthand side of the screen (magnifying glass), or go to the image community and browse by author. Alternatively, you can use the specific search engine for the image carousel at the bottom of the screen.
Check Image searchfor more detailed information about the search options.
The repository allows you to download the images in distribution format, but please note that the way you use them will depend on the rights assigned to each photograph by means of the Creative Commons licence included in the User Conditions section.
The Documents and Access to Knowledge Service of the Barcelona City Council has high-quality files. To request these copies, you will need to fill in a form, which you can find in the Image Requestsection of the procedures portal or directly from the BCNROC in the Contact section.
The copies will be sent by email whenever possible. If they cannot be emailed for technical reasons, the most appropriate means or medium can be arranged with the user requesting them.
Irrespective of the way the photographs are used, you must always cite their authorship at the photo caption or in the credits, as well as citing their source.
This expression means that the copyright holder does not authorise any reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of the work. In this case, prior authorisation must be requested from the person who holds the copyright (author or publisher).
Although the BCNROC gathers the published municipal regulations, we recommend that you check the legal portal Norma. This essential legal tool shows all current regulations, amendments, repeals, rulings, etc.
A mandate refers to the government’s action during a mayor’s four-year term of office, in which the public policies determined by that particular government are enacted. All documents that report on or are the result of a mandate have this metadata.
The documents with this metadata are:
Agreements, documents and agendas of the governing bodies
Records of the governing bodies
Documents of the Studies and Reports Register
Press packages and releases
Reports submitted to governing bodies
Municipal strategic plans
Budgets and accounts
You can check the documents for each mandate on the Browse page, under the Mandate option. You can also apply the mandate filter and limit the results according to a specific mandate
You will find a selection of press releases produced by the Barcelona City Council Press Service. They include press packages that provide figures, graphic materials, assessments of municipal initiatives and relevant information on new facilities, among other documents.
There are several options. For example, by clicking Browse on the repository’s upper toolbar, you can select the alphabetic index of authors and subject matter, or you can also find the associated documents by directly entering the name of an author or subject in the simple search box. If you sort in descending order by date of publication, the documents will be displayed from the most recent to the oldest.
You must register in the BCNROC if you are a BCNROC editor who needs to enter documents. You must also register if you are a municipal worker who needs access to restricted documents.
Citizens in general should register if you wish to receive information by e-mail about the latest documents entered into the system.
Go to the My profile tab and click on Have you forgotten your password?, enter your email address and you will immediately receive an email with a link asking you to enter a new password.